UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) sees biggest fall in four years on outbreak fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) sees biggest fall in four years on outbreak fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) sees biggest fall in four years on outbreak fears The FTSE 100 has recorded its biggest one-day fall in four years as growing fears about the coronavirus prompted a global stock market sell off. London’s leading share index closed 247 points, or 3.34%, lower – a bigger decline than it suffered […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbles on HSBC cutbacks, Apple warning

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbles on HSBC cutbacks, Apple warning

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbles on HSBC cutbacks, Apple warning London’s FTSE 100 slid to a two-week low on Tuesday, weighed down by a near 7% drop in financial heavyweight HSBC as traders sold stocks globally on the back of a earnings warning from tech giant Apple <AAPL.O> due to the coronavirus epidemic. The main […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rises as Jupiter jumps on Merian takeover

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rises as Jupiter jumps on Merian takeover

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rises as Jupiter jumps on Merian takeover UK blue-chip stocks made marginal gains after two sessions in the red as China’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic eased fears, while mid-cap Jupiter Fund Management (JUP) rose on news the fund group is buying Merian Global Investors. In a quiet day for global stock […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slowly rebound from Coronavirus fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slowly rebound from Coronavirus fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slowly rebound from Coronavirus fears Over the last week, UK markets have been slowly rebounding from fears of the economic damage caused by the Coronavirus, as the rate of infections and death numbers have been steadily decreasing daily. The FTSE 100 started the week in the red, as concerns grew over […]

Oil and miners push up UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) as coronavirus fears subside

Oil and miners push up UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) as coronavirus fears subside

Oil and miners push up UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) as coronavirus fears subside Mining and oil stocks supported the FTSE 100 as it followed global markets higher as buyers drew relief from a slowdown in the number of new coronavirus cases. US and European equities made fresh highs yesterday and momentum carried through the Asian […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as coronavirus cases slow and TUI takes off

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as coronavirus cases slow and TUI takes off

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as coronavirus cases slow and TUI takes off The FTSE 100 has followed global stock markets higher as the number of new coronavirus cases in China slowed, while travel group TUI (TUI) soared on strong January bookings. The UK blue-chip index jumped 59 points, or 0.8%, to 7,506 after US […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stumbles into the red after coronavirus rebound

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stumbles into the red after coronavirus rebound

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stumbles into the red after coronavirus rebound The FTSE 100 slid into the red as a week characterised by a significant rebound in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak finished with a stumble. The London top flight closed 38.09 lower at 7,466.7 at the end of trading on Friday. Connor Campbell, […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) bounces back from seven-week low, Rynair advances

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) bounces back from seven-week low, Rynair advances

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) bounces back from seven-week low, Rynair advances London’s main share index bounced back from a seven-week low on Monday, as strong U.S. economic data kept in check worries about the coronavirus, but gains for UK-focused midcaps were limited by concerns about the possibility of Britain having no trade deal in place […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Coronavirus continues to spook the markets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Coronavirus continues to spook the markets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Coronavirus continues to spook the markets Brexit Day may be upon us, but traders in the City were less than cheery on another tough day for the markets. The coronavirus outbreak continued to hit exchanges, as countries around the world confirmed their own cases – including two in the UK – […]

Shell slumps as UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers 100-point slide on virus fears

Shell slumps as UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers 100-point slide on virus fears

Shell slumps as UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers 100-point slide on virus fears Shell (RDSb) has dragged down the FTSE 100 after the oil giant reported a slump in profits in the last three months of 2019 and slowed the pace of its share buyback programme. Shares in Shell fell 2.6% to £20.68, as profits […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) edges higher despite rising coronavirus death toll

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) edges higher despite rising coronavirus death toll

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) edges higher despite rising coronavirus death toll The FTSE 100 has edged higher, tentatively building on a recovery from Monday’s heavy sell-off sparked by fears over the spread of the coronavirus in China. The UK blue-chip index rose seven points to 7,488, but is still well short of the level traded on […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) recovery rally gathering strength

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) recovery rally gathering strength

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) recovery rally gathering strength The FTSE 100 has rebounded from yesterday’s heavy sell-off, as a recovery rally gathered strength during the day. The UK blue-chip index closed 69 points, or 0.9% higher at 7,481, with stocks gaining a boost from a strong market open in the US. The Dow Jones rose […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by heavy sell-off as coronavirus fears spread

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by heavy sell-off as coronavirus fears spread

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by heavy sell-off as coronavirus fears spread The FTSE 100 has tumbled 2.2% as fears over the coronavirus spread, after the death toll in China rose to 81 and the number of cases reported worldwide hit 2,744. The UK blue-chip index slumped 165 points, or 2.2%, to 7,421 wiping out all […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks Fears of the economic impact from a coronavirus contagion in China grew today, sending the UK stock market down nearly 1%. The FTSE 100 gave up 0.9% or 64 points to close at 7,507, its steepest grop in nearly two […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders The FTSE 100 closed lower after the strengthening pound pressed on the index following a bright morning driven by good performances from housebuilders. London’s top flight closed 38.78 points lower at 7,571.92 at the end of trading on Wednesday. It was a […]